IRC log of swxg on 2009-10-28

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logging to
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RRSAgent, make logs world
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Zakim, this will be 7994
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ok, trackbot; I see INC_SWXG()11:00AM scheduled to start now
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Meeting: Social Web Incubator Group Teleconference
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Date: 28 October 2009
15:00:46 [hhalpin]
Zakim, agenda?
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I see 1 item remaining on the agenda:
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12. Invited Speaker: David Recordon and Luke Shepard from Facebook [from hhalpin]
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Zakim, agenda- 12
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agendum 12, Invited Speaker: David Recordon and Luke Shepard from Facebook, dropped
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+ +1.510.931.aaaa
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Zakim, agenda+ Convene SWXG WG meeting of 2009-10-28T14:00-16:00GMT
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agendum 13 added
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Zakim, agenda+ General Organization
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agendum 14 added
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Zakim, agenda+ Invited Guest Invitations
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agendum 15 added
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Zakim, agenda+ User Stories
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agendum 16 added
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Zakim, agenda+ Final Report
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agendum 17 added
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Zakim, agenda+ # Invited Speaker: Joseph Smarr from Plaxo and Portable Contacts
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agendum 18 added
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Zakim, next agendum
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agendum 13. "Convene SWXG WG meeting of 2009-10-28T14:00-16:00GMT" taken up [from hhalpin]
15:02:29 [DKA]
zakim, who's here?
15:02:29 [Zakim]
On the phone I see Carine, Henry, DKA
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On IRC I see oshani, DKA, RRSAgent, melvster, mischat, hhalpin, MacTed, caribou, bblfish, tinkster1, AlexPassant, karl, Zakim, trackbot
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+ +0162272aabb
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15:03:19 [bblfish]
Zakim, aaaa is bblfish
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sorry, bblfish, I do not recognize a party named 'aaaa'
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Zakim, OpenLink_Software is temporarily MacTed
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+MacTed; got it
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Zakim, mute me
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MacTed should now be muted
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zakim, +0162272aabb is me
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zakim, aabb is mischat
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+mischat; got it
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15:04:05 [mischat]
zakim, mute me
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mischat should now be muted
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Zakim, ??P24 is hhalpin
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+hhalpin; got it
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15:04:28 [tinkster1]
zakim, mute me
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tinkster should now be muted
15:04:29 [mischat]
i have done it 3 times :(
15:04:37 [hhalpin]
Zakim, pick a scribe
15:04:37 [Zakim]
Not knowing who is chairing or who scribed recently, I propose hhalpin
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Scribe: Dan
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chair: hhalpin
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ScribeNick: DKA
15:04:59 [hhalpin]
Zakim, who's here?
15:04:59 [Zakim]
On the phone I see Carine, Henry, DKA, mischat (muted), MacTed (muted), hhalpin, tinkster (muted)
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Harry: any comments on the agenda?
15:05:03 [Zakim]
On IRC I see CaptSolo, oshani, DKA, RRSAgent, melvster, mischat, hhalpin, MacTed, caribou, bblfish, tinkster1, AlexPassant, karl, Zakim, trackbot
15:05:08 [hhalpin]
PROPOSED: to approve SWXG WG Weekly -- 21st October 2009 as a true record
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15:05:20 [DKA]
15:05:33 [hhalpin]
RESOLVED: SWXG WG Weekly -- 21st October 2009 are a true record
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PROPOSED: to meet again Wed. November 11th (Note that we are skiping the meeting of Nov. 4th due to conflict with TPAC)
15:06:03 [DKA]
Harry: next meeting will be Nov 11 - since we will skip next week due to TPAC.
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RESOLVED: Wed. November 11th
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Zakim, next agendum
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agendum 14. "General Organization" taken up [from hhalpin]
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Dan: Should we have dial-in facilities at TPAC?
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Harry: we need to reserve this now if we want it...
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zakim, ??P26 is me
15:06:49 [tinkster1]
Probably not
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+rreck; got it
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Harry: would anyone dial in if they are off-site?
15:07:00 [rreck]
zakim, mute me
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rreck should now be muted
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Zakim, unmute me
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MacTed should no longer be muted
15:07:06 [hhalpin]
If anyone wants to, they can.
15:07:54 [DKA]
Harry: I will send an email out to the list - if we will get more than 3 people then I will request it.
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Harry: I will include the agenda in the mail I send.
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Zakim, mute me
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MacTed should now be muted
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Harry: Any brief updates on TPAC or social web camp?
15:08:43 [bblfish]
15:08:53 [bblfish]
There are 68 people signed up
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Dan: update on the camp - the last I saw there were 60 people singed up -
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Dan: Can people please send that around / facebook / twitter / / whatever it... use sky-writing, etc...
15:09:40 [bblfish]
Sun is paying $10 for lunch
15:09:45 [hhalpin]
15:09:52 [Zakim]
+ +1.858.442.aacc
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+ +03539149aadd
15:10:22 [CaptSolo]
Zakim: aadd is me
15:10:38 [hhalpin]
David Morin from Facebook.
15:10:47 [DKA]
Harry: Other good news on TPAC - we have a number of observers coming in...
15:10:49 [mischat]
there is an echo
15:11:08 [DKA]
Harry: Any updates on actions?
15:11:11 [hhalpin]
[CONTINUES] ACTION: tinkster to summarize Evan's talk
15:11:17 [tinkster1]
I've posted that to the list already.
15:11:22 [hhalpin]
[CONTINUES] ACTION: DKA to summarize OSLO and geoLocation conversation in order to spread knowledge of these efforts among W3C members.
15:11:24 [rreck]
tinkster did you get my email?
15:11:25 [mischat]
hehe, i have another couple of actions
15:11:26 [DKA]
Harry: Giant congratulations to mischat for finishing his action.
15:11:31 [hhalpin]
[CONTINUES] ACTION:Mischa to describe/implement a report of terms and conditions, and how they change between now and the end of the XG.
15:11:37 [tinkster1]
15:11:43 [tinkster1]
15:11:51 [bblfish]
there is an echo
15:11:56 [rreck]
i think is almost done
15:11:59 [tinkster1]
I think it was changed to DONE last week.
15:11:59 [rreck]
15:12:00 [mischat]
harry is echoing
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15:12:05 [DKA]
Zakim, who's talking?
15:12:07 [bblfish]
perhaps everyone is
15:12:16 [Zakim]
DKA, listening for 10 seconds I heard sound from the following: DKA (9%), Henry (32%), +03539149aadd (23%), hhalpin (14%)
15:12:20 [rreck]
echo is based on noise canceling
15:12:22 [tinkster1]
everyone seems to be.
15:12:43 [mischat]
yay better
15:12:47 [hhalpin]
[CONTINUES] ACTION: Adam to write up Matt Lee's talk
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[CONTINUES] ACTION:mtuffied to put up wiki page about social networks deploying these technologies.
15:13:04 [hhalpin]
ACTION:oshani to write up David Recordon and Luke Shepart talk.
15:13:08 [hhalpin]
Zakim, next agendum
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agendum 15. "Invited Guest Invitations" taken up [from hhalpin]
15:13:10 [DKA]
Harry: Ted will be talking about applying social tech to
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[CONTINUES] ACTION: cperey to book global lockbox as an invited speaker
15:13:30 [mischat]
i have no joy with BBC persia
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[CONTINUES] ACTION: mtiffiel to invite BBC Persia people to talk about their use of social media
15:13:41 [mischat]
nope will try calling them again
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will hassle
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for another week
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15:13:50 [jsmarr]
hi i'm on the call
15:13:59 [hhalpin]
[CONTINUES] ACTION: petef to look into activitystreams invite, maybe Chris Messina
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Zakim, next agendum
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agendum 16. "User Stories" taken up [from hhalpin]
15:14:26 [DKA]
Harry: we can talk user stories and final report next week [at TPAC].
15:14:27 [hhalpin]
Will talk about this next week at TPAC.
15:14:47 [hhalpin]
[CONTINUES] ACTION: adam to write up the boeing use case for enterprise social networks
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15:14:53 [hhalpin]
[CONTINUES] ACTION : rreck to flesh out anonymous usecase connecting to multiple identies and null provenance
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[CONTINUES] ACTION:oshani to reframe the geolocation/intent/portability
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[CONTINUES] ACTION: bblfish to relabel data protection use case to be about controlled access and takedown to data "about" you
15:15:06 [melvster]
Zakim, ??P34 is me
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+melvster; got it
15:15:07 [rreck]
mine is almost done
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[CONTINUES] ACTION: bblfish to merge Family and Group access usecases
15:15:11 [rreck]
i promise
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[CONTINUES] ACTION: hhalpin explain to henry and oshani doc editing process for usecases
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Zakim, next agendum
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agendum 17. "Final Report" taken up [from hhalpin]
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Zakim, agenda 18
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I don't understand 'agenda 18', hhalpin
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Zakim, next agendum
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agendum 17 was just opened, hhalpin
15:15:55 [bblfish]
yes, I have not had a lot of time to do much, on my use cases as I have been quite busy organising
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Zakim, close this agendum
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agendum 17 closed
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I see 1 item remaining on the agenda:
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18. # Invited Speaker: Joseph Smarr from Plaxo and Portable Contacts [from hhalpin]
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Zakim, next agendum
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agendum 18. "# Invited Speaker: Joseph Smarr from Plaxo and Portable Contacts" taken up [from hhalpin]
15:16:24 [hhalpin]
15:16:36 [hhalpin]
15:16:44 [hhalpin]
15:16:45 [DKA]
Joseph Smarr: I'm CTO at Plaxo - Plaxo's about contact management, keeping together sources of contact data...
15:17:01 [hhalpin]
15:17:23 [DKA]
Joseph: Lately I've been involved with the so-called open stack. This is also strategic for Plaxo.
15:17:59 [DKA]
Joseph: A lot of these technologies are making progress - but everything on the Web wants to add a social component. In order to get that people data
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15:18:25 [DKA]
... reconnecting to those people you know is daunting. Most sites are scraping your data using your username/password.
15:18:56 [DKA]
... until now the tools weren't available to do anything else. Every single site has built their own contacts protocol / db / etc...
15:19:26 [hhalpin]
good point re vendor-specific APIs over scraping
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15:19:38 [DKA]
... genesis of portable contacts came out of [trying to solve this problem]. Because even APIs when they are proprietary are not solving the problem.
15:19:38 [rreck]
15:20:03 [DKA]
... someone else building contact API should be able to use them... With portable contacts there should be a network effect -
15:20:28 [DKA]
... so we get away from this vendor-by-vendor integration. This is more how the Web should work.
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15:21:01 [Zakim]
15:21:14 [rreck]
simple sounds like a good idea
15:21:19 [DKA]
... getting adoption is the hardest thing - the best way to get adoption is to make the protocol simple ... minimal tool-chain complexity...
15:21:49 [DKA]
... it's not just having a standard schema for contacts, but specifying how you authenticate, etc... end-to-end. But each piece is "not invented" as possible.
15:21:58 [DKA]
... Schema is taken from v-card, etc...
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15:22:31 [danbri]
zakim, ??P37 is danbri
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+danbri; got it
15:22:32 [DKA]
... the discovery protocol is XRD. The auth protocols are http basic or oauth. Simple REST-style [API].
15:22:55 [Zakim]
15:23:02 [hhalpin]
:) pausing for breath!
15:23:06 [DKA]
... that's basically where things are at. It's a draft spec for a year. Plaxo, Google, MS, [others?] have implemented...
15:23:17 [hhalpin]
Myspace has implemented, and part of OpenSocial.
15:24:09 [DKA]
... have also got together with the open social folks - they have specfified REST-ful protocols for contacts. They did something similar. We worked with them to make open social a subset of portable contacts.
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ack Adam
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Adam: have you given thought how it might have value to the enterprise?
15:25:00 [hhalpin]
Enterprise deployment of PortableContacts...
15:25:48 [DKA]
Joseph: portable contacts useful as itself as a useful protocol - so if you're building applications that share contact info [even within the enterprise] then I suggest using portable contacts format.
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15:26:05 [danbri]
q+ to ask how far schema extensions can be supported in the protocol
15:26:08 [melvster]
Zakim, ??P34 is me
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+melvster; got it
15:26:25 [DKA]
... if you can use portable contacts then you only have to build it once if you want to integrate with other social networks, etc...
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15:26:39 [hhalpin]
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ack danbri
15:27:02 [Zakim]
danbri, you wanted to ask how far schema extensions can be supported in the protocol
15:27:04 [DKA]
joseph: the other thing we do is helping to educate market...
15:27:13 [rreck]
louder please
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15:27:45 [DKA]
Danbri: How far can the schema be extended without [breaking things]?
15:27:55 [danbri]
q: how far can schema be extended beforeyou go beyond what protocol can understand? what's the plan for navigating that tension?
15:28:07 [mischat]
15:28:16 [DKA]
Joseph: we like the html model of extensibility - if you want to extend then you can and we'll ignore it if we don't understand it.
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15:29:10 [DKA]
Joseph: within each field there is a type value and each in each type values there are canonically specified values but you can use your own as well... the auth protocols are also extensible.
15:29:50 [hhalpin]
So we have examples of those extra fields.
15:29:59 [hhalpin]
Wondering if there's a wiki where these can be listed...
15:30:23 [DKA]
Joseph: it's intentionally quiet around namespacing, extension mechanisms, etc... entire spec is intended to be extensible.
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ack DKA
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15:30:59 [DKA]
Joseph: Also - there's already been a lot of talk of using the schema in other contexts - e.g. webfinger.
15:31:27 [DKA]
Joseph: some work on an XML namespace is beginning. We could use some help and guidance on that.
15:32:05 [danbri]
15:32:08 [danbri]
some discussion of xml ns there
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grddl etc
15:32:15 [DKA]
Harry: On that topic - it' would be interesting to see more alignment - between FOAF and portable contacts.
15:32:27 [danbri]
15:33:03 [DKA]
Dan: What's the IPR policy of portable contacts, etc...
15:33:55 [DKA]
Joseph: We are looking at open web foundation or something... We're not going to make a separate foundation. Most of the people who have contributed to the spec understand that it will go in that direction.
15:33:59 [hhalpin]
ack hhalpin
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15:34:31 [rreck]
zakim, unmute me
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rreck should no longer be muted
15:34:39 [DKA]
Harry: [relating the vcard schema effort...]
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15:35:11 [DKA]
Harry: [circular statements that have broken my fingers]
15:35:13 [rreck]
woman's voice cross talk
15:36:15 [DKA]
Joseph: Apple is spearheading a card-dav effort - which is not using the XML schema.
15:36:37 [danbri]
in i'd love to see a distinction between PC core, and the opensocial stuff which seems less firm
15:36:44 [DKA]
Joseph: there wasn't much in there [vcard xml schema] that was controversial.
15:37:02 [DKA]
Joseph: it would be good [to align these]
15:37:47 [DKA]
Joseph: if you are interested then please say so on the [ietf?] mailing list.
15:38:13 [hhalpin]
IETF VCard 4.0 list.
15:38:25 [danbri]
q+ to ask about a PC core (that FOAF might adopt for base addressbook; then diverge on favourite-movie or trust vocab / group descriptions detail)
15:38:34 [DKA]
Joseph: Needs to be linked up to JSON format. JSON can be serializable in modern languages like PHP, etc... so no need for parsing.
15:38:54 [DKA]
Harry: it appears that portable contacts is a proper superset of vcard3.
15:38:56 [danbri]
(also re I18N of names ...)
15:39:01 [hhalpin]
1-to-1 mapping above vCard 3.0 and modernized some spellings
15:39:03 [hhalpin]
15:39:23 [DKA]
Joseph: we modernized some of the spellings - adr to address. Didn't need to be as terse as older standards...
15:39:29 [danbri]
15:39:53 [hhalpin]
ACTION: hhalpin to check out FOAF and PortableContacts mapping.
15:39:53 [trackbot]
Created ACTION-102 - Check out FOAF and PortableContacts mapping. [on Harry Halpin - due 2009-11-04].
15:40:03 [DKA]
Joseph: there is a converted between portable contacts and vcard...
15:40:12 [danbri] re names
15:40:44 [DKA]
Harry: re additions to vcard 3 spec like tags and photos - this was taken from empirical data about what people were using, right?
15:40:47 [DKA]
Joseph: Yes.
15:41:05 [DKA]
Harry: does Plaxo keep a record of what sites support tagging, etc...
15:41:55 [danbri]
+1 on both full field or broken out field or both
15:42:13 [danbri]
if both, there is assumption that one is derrived from the other
15:42:20 [DKA]
Joseph: We used 2 sources for info - all the address book APIs. We used a "composite" field (for e.g. address) where you can store both a composite and broken down version.
15:42:38 [hhalpin]
chris messina has a blog post has a big spreadsheet on contacts APIs.
15:43:10 [hhalpin]
referred to OpenSocial (i.e. Kevin Marks) did the field study on social networking data (top 50)
15:43:25 [hhalpin]
I remember looking for a URI for that spreadsheet!!
15:43:31 [hhalpin]
Anyone have it to ping into IRC
15:43:56 [hhalpin]
I saw it once..thought it was a Google Doc.
15:43:59 [caribou]
q+ to ask about policies attached to data
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ack rreck
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ScribeNick: DKA1
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Ron: it would be useful to have uni-directional relationships.
15:45:03 [danbri]
"but relationships MUST have been bi-directionally confirmed" is interesting
15:45:06 [danbri]
assumes a b/g db
15:45:24 [DKA1]
Joseph: our goal was not to model the social graph, but we wanted to express uni- and bi-directional relathionships.
15:46:01 [DKA1]
... we have tags and relationships. That's meant to be used for uni-directional relationships. In Plaxo when you connect to someone you can connect as family, friends or business.
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15:46:24 [rreck]
i totally get what you are saying thanks
15:46:26 [DKA1]
... when you have bi-directional relationship then you have a special relationship.
15:46:29 [hhalpin]
ack danbri
15:46:29 [Zakim]
danbri, you wanted to ask about a PC core (that FOAF might adopt for base addressbook; then diverge on favourite-movie or trust vocab / group descriptions detail)
15:46:40 [rreck]
zakim, mute me
15:46:40 [Zakim]
rreck should now be muted
15:46:59 [DKA1]
Danbri: on bi-directional confirmation. Does this means there is an assumption of a backing database?
15:47:17 [hhalpin]
hmmm...just starting thinking of XFN/hCard mappings as well....
15:47:37 [DKA1]
Joseph: the idea is that the semantics are relative to the provider of the contacts information. If you want to infer things like connection or relationship then you are trusting the site...
15:47:50 [rreck]
great observation
15:48:00 [danbri]
15:48:09 [DKA1]
Joseph: it doesn't [formalize] the provenance.
15:48:17 [bblfish]
15:48:22 [bblfish]
15:48:38 [DKA1]
... if you think there's a compelling use then go build it and jump on the mailing list...
15:48:40 [DKA1]
15:49:22 [DKA1]
Danbri: do you plan to make any distinction of the core of portable contacts and the stuff that's coming in from opensocial?
15:50:02 [DKA1]
... your schema has some things like "looking for" and some wooly things from opensocial.
15:50:32 [DKA1]
Joseph: they're not formally separated but they are called out distinctly. I think the world is changing pretty rapidly [as regards what is "core" contact data].
15:50:40 [hhalpin]
My guess is we are going to run over 10-15 minutes.
15:50:43 [hhalpin]
Is this OK with people?
15:51:09 [DKA1]
... on Facebook you care about a phone number but you also care about IM addresses another social information that people have put on [their profiles].
15:51:26 [hhalpin]
ack caribou
15:51:26 [Zakim]
caribou, you wanted to ask about policies attached to data
15:52:26 [rreck]
+1 run over
15:53:04 [DKA1]
Danbri: how much naming stuff do you want to do? Describing family names properly for every culture / country....
15:53:23 [DKA1]
Danbri: nobody's done it yet - is portable contacts going to do this?
15:54:34 [DKA1]
Joseph: We try to be internationally savvy. If you have feedback about what else we could do please input it [on our mailing list]. In some cultures people have multiple names. But adding that complexity for everyone...
15:55:24 [danbri]
when we write our final report - maybe we should suggest some joint pc/w3c effort to evaluate the i18n aspects of naming and come up with a 'good enough for everyone' strategy?
15:55:36 [hhalpin]
+1 danbri
15:55:43 [DKA1]
Caribou: I understand it's nice to transfer data from one service to another - but if I fine-tune my privacy data in one site and then the data is transferred to another site then the policies are not transferred withthe data.
15:56:10 [danbri]
harry, can you bring that up, you've got better audio....
15:56:12 [DKA1]
Joseph: Yes - the protocol is designed to only transfer the data, not the privacy metadata.
15:56:20 [hhalpin]
ok...will bring this up.
15:56:34 [hhalpin]
That's a place where the W3C is doing some work I think
15:56:36 [DKA1]
Joseph: in a fully-interoperable soclai web this would be handled. Needs to be explored further...
15:56:44 [hhalpin]
Carine - do you have a URI?
15:56:49 [hhalpin]
for policy language stuff?
15:56:53 [hhalpin]
ack bblfish
15:56:54 [DKA1]
... There's a portable contacts google group - open to everyone.
15:56:57 [rreck]
privacy seems against social networking business models
15:57:32 [hhalpin]
15:57:40 [hhalpin]
that's the w3c workshop on access.
15:57:49 [hhalpin]
OpenID uses URIs.
15:57:51 [danbri]
well, back to final report? i'd like us to agree that this base core (names stuff, addresses ... but not turnOns/turnOffs) deserves to be done once, well, in a way that works worldwide
15:58:01 [DKA1]
Henry: [the open stack] always seems a little more complicated then it should be. Seems to be "increasing the powers of silos". Seems like the simple way to identify people would be by URL.
15:58:16 [caribou]
hhalpin, the W3C PLING is looking at sticky policies
15:58:37 [hhalpin]
15:58:38 [danbri]
... and PortableContacts imho is the most credible recent effort to bring together addressbook and social network field sets; I hope w3c can add an 18n perspective and assist in getting input from rest of planet
15:58:41 [DKA1]
Henry: if you look at open social - the way people are identified the first four characters are split off - forcing all URLs to be URNs... It seems to force complexity.
15:58:48 [hhalpin]
Carine - would it be worthwhile to have PLING do a presentation after the Nov. workshop?
15:59:02 [hhalpin]
We are booked most of Nov, but Dec. is free for invited speakers.
15:59:12 [hhalpin]
I'd like to finish up with Invited speakers by Jan so we can move to final report mode...
15:59:28 [DKA1]
Joseph: to clarify - there is a unique identifier ID field for each contact. It's been a URN by convention but it's meant to be a local stable identifier. But in addition the contacts can have emails URLs, etc...
15:59:38 [Zakim]
15:59:41 [hhalpin]
I was not clear how mature the policy language work was.
15:59:52 [DKA1]
Joseph: rather than it just being a URL you can explicitly break out the domain, username, etc...
16:00:28 [DKA1]
Joseph: so flickr, twitter, etc... can be broken out.... to strongly identify a user across silos.
16:00:52 [hhalpin]
16:00:57 [DKA1]
Joseph: and the fact that there is a format to use to export the data should be helping to move away from silos and towards interop.
16:01:00 [hhalpin]
ack hhalpin
16:02:24 [DKA1]
Harry: The task fo the SWXG - we're interested in seeing what areas the W3C could play a role [or not] in the wider social web ecosystem. You could imagine something very light-weight... For example, reviewing internationalization (Richard Ishida).
16:02:51 [DKA1]
... having some sort of relationship between W3C and OpenWeb Foundation.
16:03:28 [DKA1]
... we could recommend that the W3C look into standardizing things. Things like portable contacts, they are already standards, but could W3C have a role here?
16:03:33 [DKA1]
... any opinions?
16:03:46 [hhalpin]
we'll have eran on I think in 2 weeks.
16:03:49 [hhalpin]
or 3
16:04:09 [Zakim]
16:04:25 [hhalpin]
expertise around internationalization and with others standards
16:04:38 [DKA1]
Joseph: I'm a big believer in standards and communities. Both as a structure for collaboration and to add gravitas. I think those are valuable suggestions. Last thing we want is a set of competing standards bodies.
16:05:36 [DKA1]
Joseph: diversity is good.
16:06:03 [DKA1]
Joseph: all parties should feel like their voices are heard...
16:06:50 [DKA1]
Harry: One issue facing w3c is the membership structure. This incubator group is open - more or less anyone can join - but that's not normal for w3c. Is that a barrier [to participation
16:07:01 [DKA1]
....] in w3c?
16:07:34 [DKA1]
... we have OWF on the phone in 2 or three weeks and we are trying to figure out what they are doing with process...
16:09:10 [DKA1]
Joseph: Portable contacts has happened very organically. Mix of big companies, small companies, independents, etc... I understand why some of these bodies have rules about charter and IPR upfront, but nature of some of these efforts is light and bottom-up...
16:09:58 [Zakim]
- +03539149aadd
16:10:17 [DKA1]
Joseph: [path to standardization] could move from light-weight process to more formalized standards body...
16:10:37 [DKA1]
Joseph: to the extent that more process is necessary then absolutely.
16:11:00 [danbri]
ok here's a quick braindump re FOAF and Portable Contacts -
16:11:11 [danbri]
... can take that to the list for discussion cc Joseph
16:12:18 [hhalpin]
1 year and a half, pretty stable around 2009...
16:12:45 [DKA1]
q+ to ask whether Joseph can join us for socialwebcamp...?
16:13:01 [Zakim]
16:13:50 [hhalpin]
have had as updates.
16:14:41 [hhalpin]
or on the mailing list.
16:15:02 [hhalpin]
ACTION: hhalpin to ping issue richard ishida to join portable contacts list
16:15:02 [trackbot]
Created ACTION-103 - Ping issue richard ishida to join portable contacts list [on Harry Halpin - due 2009-11-04].
16:15:27 [danbri]
q - jsmarr, are you happy with x-posted threads, if we cc and pc list?
16:17:01 [hhalpin]
16:17:10 [mischat]
bye all
16:17:11 [Adam]
thanks joseph1
16:17:14 [Zakim]
16:17:56 [bblfish]
thanks joseph1
16:18:06 [danbri]
If designing a form or database that will accept names from people with a variety of backgrounds, you should ask yourself whether you really need to have separate fields for given name and family name.
16:18:07 [danbri]
This will depend on what you need to do with the data, but obviously it will be simpler to just use the full name as the user provides it, where possible.""""
16:18:11 [danbri]
16:18:22 [hhalpin]
thanks alot jsmarr!
16:18:28 [Zakim]
16:18:28 [hhalpin]
Meeting adjourned
16:18:29 [Zakim]
- +1.858.442.aacc
16:18:31 [Zakim]
16:18:37 [jsmarr]
thanks guys
16:18:37 [Zakim]
16:18:39 [Zakim]
16:18:47 [jsmarr]
btw, is this irc transcript available/archived on the web at all/
16:18:47 [danbri]
jsmarr, when we do a call on widget apis for social i'll bug you to join us again ... interesting links with mobile web there...
16:18:47 [hhalpin]
We'll ping Ted Guild over looking at PortableContacts for when his time frees up.
16:18:47 [jsmarr]
16:18:54 [danbri]
rrsagent, pointer?
16:18:54 [RRSAgent]
16:18:57 [jsmarr]
e.g. that i could link to for others to see the transcript
16:19:01 [danbri]
rrsagent, please make the logs public
16:19:01 [RRSAgent]
I'm logging. I don't understand 'please make the logs public', danbri. Try /msg RRSAgent help
16:19:02 [hhalpin]
16:19:15 [hhalpin]
trackbot, end meeting
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Zakim, list attendees
16:19:15 [Zakim]
As of this point the attendees have been DKA, Carine, +1.510.931.aaaa, Henry, +0162272aabb, MacTed, mischat, hhalpin, tinkster, rreck, +1.858.442.aacc, +03539149aadd, melvster,
16:19:16 [trackbot]
RRSAgent, please draft minutes
16:19:16 [RRSAgent]
I have made the request to generate trackbot
16:19:16 [jsmarr]
perfect, thanks
16:19:17 [trackbot]
RRSAgent, bye
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... Adam, cperey, danbri